JANNA VANDERVEEN

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“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet:  You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”  ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”  ~ George MacDonald

Inside autumn’s dream A pixie popinjay Weaves golden leaves as one Into a grand toupee. With wings so very sheer Your dance a grand ballet And preen before the crowd In an extravagant sort of way. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on the thumbnail to view a high-resolution image)

“And I say also this.  I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.” ~ C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet 

Faerie and pixie, Both wearing green, Frolic beside, A blue-flowing stream. Both tiny and large Sprinkling star-dust with glee Proving size doesn’t matter. Where there’s inner beauty. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image)

Waters blue Cold oceans deep Dark roiling clouds Watch mermaids sleep Awaken light Fling starlight fair Revive the dead And answer prayer. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on thumbnail for high-resolution image) Photo Credit: http://wakpaper.com, Karimdell Digital Art

“There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save.” – Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov (1950) (Photo Credit: Douglas Kirkland/Corbis)

Verdant green Is the space between Where hidden vale And forgotten tale Boasts sprites and gnomes With tree-built homes (Photo Credit: http://www.wallpaperpin.com) Click on the thumbnail for high-definition image.

“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”   Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

Dragonrider queen With plumage ever fair Your dragon ate my cow And now I’ve none to spare. Your beauty is unworldly Your exploits told in song Your dragon’s legendary So please don’t take this wrong. Fly high above the clouds You’ve overwhelmed your stay And leave this precious valley Forever and a day. ~ Janna Vanderveen Click on the thumbnail for a high resolution photo. Photo Credit: http://fantasyinspiration.com

“How inappropriate to call this planet “Earth,” when it is clearly “Ocean.”  ~ Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Can you imagine? A city built-in the middle of an ocean. An airport,  fountains, and lush gardens all in one massive skyscraper. Oh the stories this place could tell…

A woman and her steed – an enormous majestic lion, have finally come face to face with the power that will save their world from disaster. What stories does this fantasy artwork evoke in your mind? (Click on the thumbnail for a larger image)

“The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.” ~ H.G. Wells

Gales of change Announce a fight arranged Beneath snow-capped trees While the maiden fair With the wind-blown hair Rests a sabre on her knees. ~ Janna Vanderveen (Click on photo for full resolution) Photo Credits: http://www.smscs.com

This picture stirs the imagination. Birds, butterflies,  a fairy princess, and a gift of power…. What stories do you see? Photo Credit: http://wakpaper.com & http://desktopwallpaperhd.net Click for full resolution

Crazed is the gaze Of sorrow worn, When flesh fails to adorn This metallic face. So violently erased Torn, rendered, disgraced. Ripped apart, Like my shattered heart. Oh, but your eyes Dripping tears, from blue skies You wail, moan, struggle to breathe You mustn’t give up, ever, please. With clarity I see Your unabashed love for me. Unfettered, unadorned, Already mourned. Beloved, you must run, Forget the ungodly one, And this ugly war Where revenge avenges the score. Seek the Narrator The great Re-Creator. Whose birth… Read More

I love fantasy artwork. Each created masterpiece tells many untold stories which promise to entertain. Look upon this face and tell me that your mind doesn’t crave to know just a little bit more. Stunning! Photo Credit: http://wallpho.com/4994-fantasy-face-art.htm